This class will combine everything that we have learned this summer semester. It will be a cumulative review of the previous courses. We will review how to communicate our alphabets, names, places, basic greetings, and vocabulary. The certified ASL instructor will help students feel comfortable with completing a full conversation in sign language.
This course, we will learn how to draw with pens, oil sticks, and paintbrushes. The instructor will provide all the materials and assist with helping students create their perfect drawing. This is a 60-minute course that will work on your fine motor skills while providing a relaxing atmosphere for all to appreciate their artwork. This art class is for all levels.
Learn all the behind the scene tips and tricks from our very own Chef Hugh. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. During this course, our Executive Chef Hugh will discuss the choices we make about our food and how it affects our health. He will also discuss an overview of the production of certain fruit and vegetables and where they originate.
In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles -- from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping, where designers are creating more efficient vessels by mimicking the bubbles created by swimming penguins. Learn more about these mathematical marvels and tap into the magic hidden in the everyday world.
Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In this, Global Cuisine course, you will learn about India’s geography, history, and enjoy a significant dish. Chef Hugh Sweeney and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste right before their eyes.
Learn all the behind the scene tips and tricks from our very own Chef Hugh. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. During this course, our Executive Chef Hugh will discuss the scientific discipline describing food preparation and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness
Folk musician and storyteller David Holt plays the banjo and shares photographs and old wisdom from
The Appalachian Mountains. He also demonstrates some unusual instruments like the mouth bow -- and a surprising electric drum kit he calls "thunderwear."
For more than two centuries, whenever there has been a debate in the United States, political cartoons have taken part, and in some cases, pushed the debate to its limits. Political cartoons began as a street-level phenomenon. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, they were often posted on walls or passed from person to person, as well as being published in newspaper and magazines, and the intense competition for readership made provocation cartoons a valuable selling point. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, political cartoons appear in a wide range of online publications and can still stir up controversy.
For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by "digging" for obscure music created by overlooked artists. Alexis Charpentier shares his love of records -- and stories of how collectors have given forgotten music a second chance at being heard. Learn more about the culture of record digging (and, maybe, pick up a new hobby) with this fun, refreshing talk.
This course will be a continuation of Spanish 101 & 102. During this course, we will extend our grammar and vocabulary. This course will be devoted to meaningful and interactive practice. We will incorporate everything we have learned to enhance our skills in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish.
Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In this, Global Cuisine course, you will learn about Japan’s geography, history, and enjoy a significant dish. Chef Hugh Sweeney and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste right before their eyes.
With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.
This course will be a continuation of the essentials of grammar, with emphasis on achieving proficiency in oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. It will help develop beginning skills in and build communicative competence and enhances social and cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.
Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In this, Global Cuisine course, you will learn about Italy’s geography, history and enjoy a significant dish. Chef Hugh Sweeney and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste right before their eyes.
In this 90-minute class, we will use art to stimulate creativity. We will learn how to paint a beautiful purple sky with green hills. The instructor will provide all the materials and will assist you step by step during this class.
Leah Chase's New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people came together, where activists planned protests and where the police entered but did not disturb -- and it continues to operate in the same spirit today.
During this 60-minute course, we will learn more about this fascinating object, which is known to exist in the universe. Our understanding of space and time is very limited due to the extreme conditions found in these objects. We will learn how the black hole seems to play a key role in the universe, powering a wide variety of phenomena.
In 1917, VA-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Australian, and Ottoman empires. The Commonwealth & The Great War tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. This program will analyze the lives of Virginias during WWI.
During this 60-minute course, we will learn more about the history of NASA, what they are working on for the future, the current missions in place, and what is launching next. We will discuss Mars 2020, the international space station, and sending humans out into our solar system.
Sloths have been on this planet for more than 40 million years. What is the secret to their success? In a hilarious talk, zoologist Lucy Cooke takes us inside the strange life of the world's slowest mammal and shows what we can learn from their ingenious adaptations.